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Back-to-school season is upon us and summer routes have come to an end for the Food Express Bus. The bus provided children with an opportunity to get nutritious meals during summer break and served as a mobile Safe Place site. “It is truly inspiring to see the community come together to bring this project from an idea to a reality,” said Jon Escobar, Food Services Director. “From donors to youth artists, metal fabricators to outreach workers, everyone joined together with the…

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Fresno EOC is excited to present the Food Express Bus, a mobile healthy meal bus, which takes to the road to battle food insecurity amongst our community’s kids. In 2017, Fresno EOC along with volunteers, piloted a mobile meal delivery system to take USDA-funded meals to children who lacked access to healthy food. With three pop-up mobile meal stops during the summer, 4,000 meals were served. A mobile bus would streamline operations and allow us to serve more healthy meals to…

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Summer Meals for Kids

Posted on Jun 03, 2019

For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. Fresno EOC Food Services is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Summer Food Services Program. Fresno EOC and Fresno Unified are partnering to spread the word again to ensure more kids and teens maintain good nutrition, even when school is out. According to California Food Policy Advocates’ 2016 Fresno County Nutrition and Food Insecurity…

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Join us on Thursday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the West Fresno Branch Library ( 188 E. California Ave., Fresno, CA 93706). Fresno EOC is excited to present the Food Express Bus, a mobile healthy meal bus, which takes to the road to battle food insecurity amongst our community’s kids. In the US, 1 in 6 kids suffers from devastating food insecurity. In Fresno County, 1 in 3 kids suffer from food insecurity. In select neighborhoods in Fresno, 3 out of every 3 kids suffer from food…

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We received over 400 entries for the Food Express Youth Art Contest and the committee has narrowed the selection down to these finalists. The winners will be featured on the outside of our bright green bus. Please click the link to vote for your favorites:https://surveyhero.com/c/FresnoEOCYouthArtContest. The contest will close at 12:01 am on Friday, March 15.

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Art contest winners will be featured on the food express bus Fresno EOC is encouraging youth to participate in a youth art contest from now until March 1. Participants are asked to create their own ‘healthy food super hero,’ with the purpose of featuring six winners on The Food Express bus. The bus is currently delivering meals throughout Fresno County, but soon artwork will be displayed on the exterior of the bus. Winners will be announced during National Youth Art Month and…

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For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. With winter break around the corner, Fresno EOC Food Services is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Winter Food Services Program. Fresno EOC and Fresno Unified are partnering for the second year to ensure more kids and teens maintain good nutrition, even when school is out. “Our district is committed to supporting our students, even over the…

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For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. With winter break around the corner, December 17, 2018 through January 4, 2019, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Winter Food Services Program. According to California Food Policy Advocates’ 2016 Fresno County Nutrition and Food Insecurity Profile, 131,000 kids residing in Fresno…

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The Food Express is on its way!

Posted on Sep 26, 2018

Earlier this year, Fresno EOC Food Services took on an enormous task. They sought the community’s assistance to create the Food Express, a bus that will deliver meals to impoverished children in Fresno County. One in three children in Fresno County suffer from food insecurity, or not knowing where their next meal will come from, and thanks to a massively successful crowdsourcing effort, something is being done about it. The Food Express won’t look like a normal school bus…

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Help kids living in poverty by donating the supplies they need to succeed in school! We are seeking donations of: Backpacks Pencils Black/Blue pens Highlighters Lined paper Graph paper Notebooks Planners 1½ inch binders Binder dividers Calculators Compasses/Protractors Reusable water bottles Donations needed by August 3, 2018.  Donations can be dropped off at Sanctuary Youth Shelter 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1545 N Street, Fresno, CA…

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